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Aug 3rd, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Question about public transportation in Ireland

Is it generally true about taking a bus in Ireland that you could buy one ticket from point A to point B and then stop in point C for a couple of hours and then go on to point B? Or would you have to buy a separate ticket for A to C and then another ticket for C to B? (I hope this makes sense!) I'd like to do this: Cork to Cahir, stay a few hours, and then go on to Cashel. All in the same day.
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Aug 4th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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As far as I am aware the drivers generally allow folk to continue a journey they have started on the original ticket as a Disabled pass holder this is just what I have seen happen.. I have emailed Buseireann your question and will get back to you once they reply,, its bank holiday over here so might be Tuesday or Wednesday
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Aug 4th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Thank you so much, Tony2phones! I thought it might seem to be a nit-picky kind of question, but I would like to know the answer.
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Aug 4th, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Something I would like to know the official line on as well. 90% of the Buseireann drivers are great and obliging but you can always get the odd jobsworth on an off day.
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Aug 9th, 2013, 04:26 AM
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Just wondering if you ever heard back from Buseireann, Tony?
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Aug 9th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Not yet will have to give them a ring if nothing comes ,,
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Aug 9th, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Bus Éireann's website says this:

Tickets issued by Bus Éireann are not transferable. Break of journey is not permitted except at interchange points for completion of journey by another bus on the same day.

Source: 'Conditions of Carriage'
http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=324
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Aug 9th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Sorry, hit the submit button too quickly.. by personal experience, I was able to break one of my journeys on BE at one stop, and took next bus to resume that journey. The bus driver made a note on my ticket and I did not have to buy a new one on next bus.
But I am not sure you can get a guarantee that any driver will do it any time.
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Aug 9th, 2013, 01:42 PM
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I'm assuming then that this means we would have no trouble buying tickets for Cork to Cashel, getting off the bus for a few hours in Cahir, and going on to Cashel with a later bus from the same point where we got off. Right?
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Aug 9th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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I think otherwise. What Cowboy described was obviously an informal arrangement where a driver stretched the rules in order to be accommodating. It's the sort of thing that happens in Ireland, but it would be unwise to presume that you will be offered the same facility.
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Aug 9th, 2013, 07:11 PM
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I was not commenting on Cowboy1968's answer, but on the line, "Break of journey is not permitted EXCEPT at interchange points for completion of journey by another bus on the same day." But maybe I am misinterpreting "interchange points".
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Aug 10th, 2013, 01:38 AM
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You might be. An interchange point is where you transfer from one bus route to another. So far as I can see, the Cork-Cashel route does not involve an interchange at Cahir.
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Aug 10th, 2013, 05:30 AM
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Yes, I understand now. Thank you.
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Aug 10th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Talking to a Driver today in Feakle,
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"The official line is that you buy tickets for each leg of the journey but it's not uncommon to let folk break a trip once, just play a dumb tourist and chances are they will be fine"
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Thanks, Tony!
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